ERIC Number: EJ1003665
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Publication Date: 2013-Feb
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A Socratic Method for Surveying Students' Readiness to Study Evolution
Stansfield, William D.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n2 p102-105 Feb 2013
Before beginning a series of presentations on evolution, it would be prudent to survey the general level of students' understanding of prerequisite basic concepts of reproduction, heredity, ontology, and phenotypic diversity so that teachers can avoid devoting time to well-known subjects of general knowledge and can spend more time on subjects that are unknown, forgotten, or misunderstood by most students. This article outlines a Socratic method for surveying and teaching to address these concerns.
Descriptors: Heredity, Readiness, Evolution, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Pregnancy, Knowledge Level, Misconceptions, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques, Genetics, Biology
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